Reindeer Munchies (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Reindeer Munchies (Gluten-Free Recipe)
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Let the kids measure the ingredients and shake the bags for this sweet snack. Santa and Rudolph will gobble it up.
25 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
12 cups


5 cups
gluten-free bite-sized crispy rice squares cereal
2 cups
gluten-free thin pretzel sticks, broken in half
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 cup
creamy peanut butter*
1 (11.5-ounce) package (1 1/2 cups)
milk chocolate chips
1 cup
powdered sugar
1 cup
red and green candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
Gluten-free ice cream cones, if desired
*Substitute almond butter or hazelnut-chocolate spread.


  1. Cover 2 baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside.
  2. Combine cereal and pretzels in large bowl; set aside.
  3. Place butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips in bowl. Microwave 45 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving 15-45 seconds or until butter and chocolate are melted. Stir until smooth.
  4. Immediately pour chocolate mixture over cereal in bowl; stir until well coated. Spread mixture evenly in single layer on prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate 20 minutes to set.
  5. Break into bite-sized pieces; divide mixture between 2 large resealable plastic food bags. Pour 1/2 cup powdered sugar into each bag; seal bags. Shake bags until mixture is well coated. Place 1/2 cup chocolate pieces in each bag; seal bags. Carefully shake to distribute chocolate pieces.
  6. Spoon mixture into ice cream cones, if desired. Store mixture in resealable plastic food bags or container with tight-fitting lid in refrigerator up to 4 weeks.

Recipe Tips

- Add more powdered sugar after storage, if needed.

- For longer storage, freeze in container with tight-fitting lid or resealable plastic freezer bags up to 2 months.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup)

Dietary Fiber

Recipe Comments and Reviews


This is a recipe we make year after year. Its very easy & simple, yet fun & festive. Everyone loves it!

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